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How to actually produce outstanding bone density results for women

Have you been researching ways to increase your bone density? You have probably been told about the prescription options like bisphosphonates and bone anabolic drugs like Prolia. Which means you have probably read about the many potential side effects of bisphosphonates (spoiler alert: bone loss is a potential side effect–WHAT?).

Yikes! The good news is that there is a more natural solution available and has been shown to produce truly incredible results

How can you grow bone naturally?

First you must realize that bone is living tissue in your body, and just like other living tissue in your body, you can grow new tissue. You just have to apply the proper stimulus to the body. What type of stimulus you may be wondering.

In 1892, Julius Wolff discovered exactly what you need to do. That’s right, we have known about this for over 100 years. The process is called osteogenic loading and this references loading the bone with the minimum dose-response to trigger natural bone growth.

 

What is osteogenic loading?

This is the process of loading weight through a region of your body to trigger natural bone growth in that part of your body. The best way to understand this process  and the results it can produce is to look at gymnasts.

Gymnasts have the densest bones because of the levels of force they load through the skeletal system when they tumble. Osteogenic loading allows you to load that level of force through your skeletal system through a process called impact emulation. This just means you are emulating what gymnasts do but with out the pounding on the joints.

Can middle-aged women do this easily?

Absolutely, and you should. In our center, we have women in their 60’s and 70’s loading more than ten times their body weight. Sounds wild but it is very achievable and beneficial for a healthy skeletal system.

Women who are post-menopausal are more susceptible to bone loss, losing about 4-6% of their bone density annually. Using the WHO criteria, 30% of Caucasian postmenopausal women in the US have osteoporosis, and 54% have osteopenia.

Following the once-a-week OsteoStrong program, you can begin to reverse the natural bone loss process. It is a slow  process, so the sooner you can begin, the sooner you can begin to see improvements.

Everybody is different and results vary by person. In our center here in Mobile, Alabama, we have dozens of members who have improved their bone density and reversed osteopenia or even osteoporosis.

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How to Read Your Dexa Scan Results

Wondering how to read your Dexa scan results? It can be confusing if you don’t know how to analyze the results. Also, if your physician doesn’t review them in depth, the results can be much better than you think.

In this article, we are going to explain what the numbers mean, where you should be based on others you gender and age, and how to analyze your improvements.

What are normal T-scores?

The numbers you are evaluating are the t-scores. Each region of your body receives a T-score on your dexa scan, and these numbers are always really small. They can be positive or negative, and don’t worry, negative it completely normal.

Normal bone density is any T-score that is -1 or greater. That’s right, you can have a negative T-score and you are considered normal, so don’t sweat seeing a negative number.

Any T-score from -1 to -2.5 is considered osteopenia. A T-score of -2.5 or less is osteoporosis.

As you can see, small changes have very different diagnoses. Going from -0.05 to -2.5 would mean you went from normal bone density to osteoporosis.

What change in T-scores should I expect?

Now that we know what the numbers mean, let’s look at what kind of change you can expect. The first thing to keep in mind is that both males and females over the age of thirty are all losing bone density at about 2-3% per year.

So if we are all losing out bone density every year,  that means that unless you are taking necessary steps to maintain your current bone density (i.e. osteogenic loading) then you can typically expect to see your T-score get worse each year.

Now a 2-3% change is small, so you won’t go from a -0.5 to a -1.5.  In fact, let’s look at what a 2-3% change might look like.

If you had a -0.5 T-score, a 3% loss would result in a T-score of -0.515. Not really noticeable, right? Even that continued for five years, you would end up with a -0.585 T-score.

What is a good change in T-scores?

Since we know what kind of change you can expect, let’s look  at what would be a good (or even great) change in T-scores. We know that small changes make a big difference, and we also know that if your bone density doesn’t get worse, that is by default a gain because you are supposed to lose bone density.

That is the first sign of a good change in T-scores—no change from your previous scan. That means you maintained your bone density and didn’t lose any. So right away,  that is a 3% gain over what you are expected to lose.

Now let’s look at a gain like what we have seen with some of our members.

Suppose you had a -2.5, which would be osteoporosis,  and your next scan is a -1.9. Still  a negative number and not a huge change at first glance, but let’s do the math.

Going from -2.5 to -1.9 is a 24% improvement in T-scores!  

That’s right,  one of our members saw a 24% improvement in her T-scores and she’s not alone. We have several members who have achieved similar results. What  an incredible improvement when you consider that “normal”  T-scores decline every year.

How can I improve my T-score?

The only way to improve your T-score is to increase your bone density. OsteoStrong is the world’s leading osteogenic loading program that allows its members to achieve the necessary level of impact emulation that triggers natural bone growth.

In as little as 10-minutes each  week,  our members are able to load the necessary force required for a minimum dose-response in each region of their bodies.

Keep in mind, your bones take a long time to remodel,  so this isn’t something you can work on days before your next Dexa scan. You need to start now and be consistent in your efforts. Also, the outcome is completely dependent on the effort you put in. It is important that you hit your triggers regularly if you want to achieve your goals.

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How to increase bone density without taking drugs.

Wondering how to increase bone density without taking drugs?

Bone density doesn’t seem like something that most people have to worry about. When you hear the term “bone density”, most people think about having osteoporosis. But the reality is that everyone, both males and females, reach peak bone density at age 30. After that, we are all losing our bone density at about 2-3% percent each year. In fact, females lose it at about 4-6% after menopause. 

It’s not until people’s bone loss reaches the point that they have osteoporosis do they take the steps to correct the issue, and at that point, most people think that they can only fix the problem by taking drugs that are prescribed. The problem with the drugs are the highly negative side effects which are widely documented and cause many orthopedic physicians to discourage the use of those drugs. 

If you are thinking “if the drugs are not my best option, then what can I do,” you are not alone. Most people don’t know that there is actually a natural and highly effective alternative, and that is exactly what we are going to look at in this article.

How to increase bone density without taking drugs?

It turns out there is a natural way to increase bone density that was discovered in 1892 and it is covered under a scientific law called Wolff’s Law, which is still taught in medical schools to this day. What Wolff’s Law states is that when you apply a stimulus to bones, this creates an adaptation to the bone by triggering two cells within the trabecula of the bone, osteoclasts and osteoblasts. Osteoclasts are cells that breakdown old bone tissue and osteoblasts are cells that form new bone tissue. This natural process of breaking down old bone tissue and building new bone tissue is called osteogenesis.

Now that we have covered the science behind natural bone modelling that was discovered over 100 years ago, let’s come back to the 21st century. 

What Wolff did not discover in 1892 was how much force you have to load through a bone to cause the bone modelling process. In 2012, there was a study conducted in the U.K. and they actually discovered the exact amount of force that must be loaded specifically through the hip in order to cause bone growth in the hip bone. The reason the study focused on the hip bone specifically is because of the high mortality rate for people over the age of 65 who fall and break a hip. Studies have estimated that the mortality rate is nearly 79% within 1-year of the hip fracture.

The study found that a minimum of 4.2 multiples of body weight (MOB) is the minimum dose response for triggering osteogenesis in the hips.

That’s right, if you weigh 200 pounds, you must load 820 pounds through your lower limbs and hip joint to trigger osteogenesis in the hip. Sounds pretty incredible, right? I’ll admit, that is incredible. When I first heard that figure, I thought “well how am I going to do that [safely]?”

Turns out, you can. There is osteogenic loading technology that was invented specifically for this reason. With this proprietary technology, you can load the required levels of force through each region of your body to trigger osteogenesis. This equipment makes it possible for people of all ages to work on their bone health and potentially slow or even reverse bone aging. Of course, results vary by person and are dependent on each individual person’s health and efforts, but what this technology does is give everyone a natural option to safely implement a complete fracture prevention strategy. 

OsteoStrong is the world’s leading osteogenic loading company with over 100 centers around the world. At any of their centers, you can find members safely loading high multiples of body weight on a daily basis. Some of the member results are astounding. 

At our center here in Mobile, Alabama, we have seen multiple members who have increased their bone density by over 20% year-over-year in their DXA scans. 

While bone density is certainly the focus of the equipment, there are a lot of other health benefits that can be achieved through the program. Many members see significant increase in functional strength. Just in our center alone, we have members who have increase their strength by over 600% in a year. Yet another number I wouldn’t have believed, but luckily, the members’ performance is tracked in real-time on the machines and the data is compared across each and every session. So members see their weekly and total improvements every time they come in. 

If you are wondering about whether or not osteogenic loading is for you, there really are only a handful of contraindications and the only physical capabilities you need are to be cleared for physical activity and be at least 4’10” tall.

Contraindications:

  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Unmedicated hypertension
  • In your third trimester of pregnancy
  • Active hernia
Most OsteoStrong centers offer a complimentary first session so you can try it out and see what the experience is all about. A typical session only takes about 10-minutes, but for your first session you will want to plan to be there for 1-1.5 hours just because they do cover the science behind the program and guide you through each machine. Plus, you get to do the add-ons which are amazing as well. These vary by center, but most centers offer any combination of red and near infrared light therapy, PEMF, HydroMassage, BioCharger, NormaTec Compression, and others

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